577
577
Mark Tobey
JAZZ SINGER
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
577
Mark Tobey
JAZZ SINGER
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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Mark Tobey
1890 - 1976
JAZZ SINGER
Signed Tobey and dated '54 (lower right)
Gouache, ink and pencil on paper mounted to paper
17 3/4 by 11 5/8 in.
45.1 by 29.5 cm
Executed in 1954.
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Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of the Mark Tobey Project LLC, has confirmed the authenticity. The work is registered in the Mark Tobey archive with the number MT [251-12-12-18] and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. 

Provenance

Willard Gallery, New York
Wallace K. Harrison, New York (acquired from the above in 1955)
A gift from the above

Exhibited

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Twentieth-Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection, 1969, n.n.

Catalogue Note

"[Tobey’s] highly sensitive technique captures something of the fleeting values of our life; it is an expression adequate for times like ours, where old-accustomed stability has give way to changed concepts of space, where boundaries are almost non-existent, and in which time itself has acquired new definitions; in which the intricacies of existence overlay the fundamentals of life and man as never before has to struggle for a way out. Like poetry and music, his pictures have the time element, they unfold their contents gradually. With an active imagination they have to be approached, read and their symbols interpreted. They reveal their tenor if one listens with the inner ear, "the ear of the heart," as Jean Paul calls it."

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York